2 suffer serious gunshot wounds in failed murder-suicide


Two people were hospitalized after a lover’s quarrel turned to into kidnapping and a failed murder-suicide.

Siwanatphiphat Rattanaphim, 20, and girlfriend Chanyanan Lausamrong, 35, both sustained serious gunshot wounds in the Nov. 11 incident at a car dealer opposite Bangkok Hospital Pattaya on Sukhumvit Road. Chanyanan suffered shots to the chest and face while Siwanatphiphat shot himself in the head, but somehow managed to survive.

Banglamung Police said the incident began at the Wong Amat Residence on Naklua Soi 16 where, witnesses said, Siwanatphiphat abducted Chanyanan at gunpoint. Police later found a note, scribbled in lipstick, saying she’d been kidnapped at gunpoint.

Police caught up to the Toyota Vios, leading to a chase. Police escalated the situation by shooting out the tires. Siwanatphiphat lost control and slammed into a wall. Feeling cornered, he shot his girlfriend and turned the gun on himself, police said.

Chanyanan’s parents told police that their daughter had only started dating the Thai Oil Co. security guard recently and that they argued often. They believed the two had met to sort out their differences, but the meeting went badly, leading to Siwanatphiphat’s actions.